November 22, 2005
I didn't do much of anything today. TV can be a very dangerous thing because you can waste your whole day watching it. Almost none of the places I've stayed at so far have had TV, so I hadn't watched any in almost a month. My current hotel room, however, not only has cable, but it also has HBO, something I didn't even get back home. Needless to say, I spent a lot of time vegging out today.
I also spent nearly eight hours on the Internet, mainly trying to get my pictures uploaded. The computers here are better than the ones in Uyuni, but it still takes forever to get anything done. At least it is possible to get something done here, unlike Uyuni.
I originally planned on spending three days in Oruro, but I just realized that Thursday is Thanksgiving, and I'll probably want to make some phone calls home that day. Not wanting to be in a small town without any phones (yes, some of the towns I have visited here have not one phone), I decided to stay here for one more day and leave on Friday. I'm already getting bored, however, so I'll have to find something to do tomorrow. I'm not too optimistic, though. I have yet to see one other tourist in town, so there's probably not much to do here.